With the Covid-19 outbreak there has been very little talk in the media about our immune system being the best line of defense against the virus. We seem to have become accustomed to waiting for the next drug to do the job, while overlooking the most natural and best defense we have. For the majority of people a strong, healthy immune system should be enough to fight off this virus. The immune system fights off a myriad of external pathogens everyday day, we just don't notice it. The immune system is our personal army, the first vital line of defense against invaders. It works tirelessly for our benefit 24 ours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Keeping it strong keeps you healthy.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a system of medicine that has evolved over thousands of years and has some fundamentally different ways of viewing health and the body compared to western medicine. Chinese Medicine puts the immune system and our innate ability to self heal at the forefront of it's practices. In the past in China, people would attend an Acupuncturist when they were healthy as a way of keeping their body in balance and maintaining health. In fact, if they became unwell, it meant the acupuncturist was not doing their job properly. At it's core, Chinese medicine promotes preventative healthcare.
Qi (energy) is the underlying principle in Chinese medicine. It is the vital life force in all living things. The free flow of this energy in our body is essential for good health. It is this energy that is manipulated and stimulated during Chinese medicine treatments. In Chinese medicine a healthy body is a body that is in balance. A body in balance enables the free flow of energy (qi) which enables the free flow of blood. A healthy functioning circulatory system enables the uninhibited flow of vital nutrients and minerals to cells, reduces inflammation and keeps the body as a 'whole' in good working order.
In Chinese medicine no two people are the same. There is no 'one size fits all' approach as imbalance can have an array of potential causes for each individual. Chinese medicine aims to determine the cause of a condition particular to the individual and treat the cause. Treating the cause enables an atmosphere whereby the body regains balance, facilitating the body's innate ability to self heal.
Unfortunately, modern lifestyle, including eating habits, stress, lack of exercise, toxins, both environmentally and in our food and water means our bodies are out of balance. We can rectify the imbalance with Chinese medicine treatments like acupuncture, acupressure and herbal remedies.
Care Cure are Irelands leading TCM specialists. We offer a free consultation with full TCM diagnosis in our clinics in Dublin 4 and Dun Laoghaire. Learn more about the benefits of Chinese medicine and the immune system here.
Our practitioners are herbal specialists. We create immune enhancing herbal teas made from high quality herbs. These are all plant based using leaf, stem and root. Some of these recipes are thousands of years old and are completely natural. Herbs are absorbed by the body in the same way as food is and can help promote health and help to regulate internal systems. Lean more about Chinese Herbs here.
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